With the door being held down, it was already too late for Xu Chuanchuan to escape. Now, Xu Chuanchuan would have to either push Murong Shi away or sneak under Murong Shi's arms. Otherwise, the two of them would continue remaining stuck in this situation.
However, Xu Chuanchuan would rather choose to remain frozen than go for either of the aforementioned options. This was because she realized that so long as she made bodily contact with Murong Shi, nothing good would come out of it.
Then, while gradually sliding aside and putting as much distance as possible between herself and Murong Shi, Xu Chuanchuan said, "I-I'm fine."
Murong Shi intently stared at Xu Chuanchuan's face for a moment. Then, she asked, "Are you okay? Your face looks very red. Where are you feeling uncomfortable?"
Xu Chuanchuan's neck stiffened, and her eyes wandered for a moment. Then, she said, "I...ran a little too quickly just now, so I'm feeling a little hot."
"Then, let's head over there and rest under the air conditioner," Murong Shi said as she moved to pull Xu Chuanchuan toward the living room.
Seeing this, Xu Chuanchuan swiftly avoided Murong Shi's approaching hand and said, "No need. My room is air-conditioned as well."
Unfortunately, before Xu Chuanchuan could sneak out of Murong Shi's encirclement, Murong Shi successfully caught one of her wrists.
Then, Murong Shi playfully said, "It seems you were lying about being ill."
After Murong Shi made a gentle tug, Xu Chuanchuan found herself dragged back to her original position like a weak and helpless chick.
"I even went through the trouble of preparing a bunch of medicine for you, you liar," Murong Shi said, baring her fangs.
As Xu Chuanchuan didn't hold the moral high ground in this situation, she timidly shrank her neck. She didn't even dare to ask what kind of medicine Murong Shi had prepared.
"You hung up on me today," Murong Shi said.
"Did I? When did you call me? I don't seem to remember," Xu Chuanchuan said, pretending to be dumb.
Murong Shi did not intend to expose Xu Chuanchuan's lie. Instead, she slowly said, "It's been two days. Are you done considering?"
In response, Xu Chuanchuan innocently blinked as she said, "Consider what? I don't understand what you're saying."
A sharp glint appeared in Murong Shi's eyes when she heard Xu Chuanchuan's response. Then, bending down slightly, she whispered into the shorter woman's ear, "I'll kiss you again right now."
"I'll call the police!" Xu Chuanchuan's complexion instantly changed.
Murong Shi smiled ambiguously.
"Call the police?"
Suddenly, a third person's voice joined in on the conversation.
Turning toward this third person's voice, Xu Chuanchuan saw Little Yan walking out of the bathroom. Xu Chuanchuan panicked at this discovery, and she reflexively pushed Murong Shi away.
While shaking off the residue water on her hand, Little Yan looked toward Murong Shi and Xu Chuanchuan, saying, "Chuanchuan, you're back."
"Mhm." Xu Chuanchuan nodded in a fluster. She worried that Little Yan had seen the ambiguous scene just now.
Fortunately, Little Yan didn't suspect a thing as she asked, "Are you not feeling well?"
I shouldn't recklessly lie in the future…
Xu Chuanchuan felt vexed when she realized how much trouble her little lie had brought to her. Then, she quickly glanced at Murong Shi before smiling at Little Yan, "I'm alright now, thank you for your concern. I'm feeling a little sleepy, so I'll go in and lie down for a while."
Now that Little Yan had appeared, Murong Shi didn't seem to dare mess around too much. So, Xu Chuanchuan successfully avoided her this time. However, Xu Chuanchuan still didn't feel relieved even after returning to her room, so she also locked the door behind her.
After several minutes had gone by, Xu Chuanchuan heard movement coming from the front door, and she guessed that Murong Shi must've left the apartment. Then, while laying on her bed, Xu Chuanchuan suddenly thought of the matter Murong Shi told her to consider. Consequently, all of her sleepiness had vanished without a trace.
Murong Shi did not clarify what exactly she wanted Xu Chuanchuan to consider. Xu Chuanchuan also dared not ask too many questions.
Xu Chuanchuan very much wished that she possessed the supernatural ability to conceal herself. After all, so long as Murong Shi couldn't find her, she would be safe.
Unfortunately, that wasn't possible.
As Xu Chuanchuan couldn't get much rest because of Murong Shi, she ended up feeling groggy in the afternoon, and she frequently dozed off at her desk. When she thought about how much work she had left, she couldn't help but grow anxious.
There wasn't anything in the drawers that could help refresh her mind, so Xu Chuanchuan thought to visit the pantry and to see if she could get herself a cup of coffee.
Xu Chuanchuan walked carefully on her way to the pantry. While passing by Murong Shi's office, she even deliberately hastened her footsteps.
Fortunately, she didn't get caught.
Failing to find any coffee in the pantry, Xu Chuanchuan had no choice but to settle for a cup of strong tea. While she was washing the tea leaves, her phone that was hanging from her neck suddenly rang.
Xu Chuanchuan absentmindedly took a look at her phone. When she saw the word "Murong" displayed on the screen, she got so scared that she nearly knocked over the cup in front of her.
Should I pick it up?
Xu Chuanchuan had lied and evaded Murong Shi once in the morning. This time, she honestly couldn't find a reason not to answer Murong Shi's call. So, after calming her nerves, she picked up the call.
"Making tea?" Murong Shi asked in a lazy voice, sounding as if she was a cat that had just woken up from a nap.
When that cotton-like voice penetrated her right ear, Xu Chuanchuan found her body becoming strange.
Noticing her throat was slightly parched, Xu Chuanchuan gulped down the saliva in her mouth. Then, she suddenly reacted to Murong Shi's words as she asked, "How do you know I'm making tea?"
"I have the whole company's surveillance system displayed on the computer beside me. So unless you hide into the restrooms, I can immediately find out where you are and what you are doing in the company."
Xu Chuanchuan had forgotten about the surveillance system, so so she was momentarily rendered speechless. Then, after some time had passed and she regained her calm, she complained, "You're spying on me."
However, in a righteous tone, Murong Shi replied, "It is both my right and responsibility to monitor my employees. Also, if I don't monitor you, how would I know if you're doing your job properly?"
"I... Of course I am doing my job properly."
"Is that so?" Chuckling, Murong Shi said, "It's been less than an hour since you returned to work, yet you've already daydreamed over a dozen times in front of your computer. At one time, you even stuffed a stapler into your mouth, thinking it was the chocolate your colleague gave you."
Does this mean she's been spying on me since I returned to the office? Xu Chuanchuan suddenly got goosebumps at this thought. Then, in a surprised tone, she asked, "Since when did you become so free?"
Sighing, Murong Shi said, "Not at all. I'm swamped. So, can I please trouble you to bring a cup of coffee to my office?"
"Why me? Where's Little Yan?"
"Little Yan is still unfamiliar with her responsibilities, so I had her tag along with the Business Department's assistant for the day. What? Are you unwilling?"
Then, Xu Chuanchuan shook the tea leaves in the cup for a moment before saying, "The pantry is out of coffee."
"It's fine. I have some here. I'm alone right now, so come and pick it up."
Murong Shi had deliberately suppressed her voice when saying the last sentence, making it seem like she was talking about some unspeakable secrets.
When Xu Chuanchuan heard Murong Shi's voice that was full of temptation, she felt her right ear growing unbearably itchy and her face warming up. Fortunately, nobody was in the pantry to see her strange behavior. Even so, she dared not make any strange movements as she knew Murong Shi must be monitoring her actions right now.
She's definitely doing this on purpose. Xu Chuanchuan mentally warned herself not to get tricked. Then, she firmly said, "I refuse."
"Tsk. Say that again?"
Camera… Where's the camera…
After searching for some time, Xu Chuanchuan eventually found the surveillance camera spying on her. Then, she puffed up her chest, lifted her face, and said, "I! Refuse!"
In her glee, Xu Chuanchuan even made a silly face at the camera.
No more sound came through the phone. However, the call did not get disconnected, either.
Although Xu Chuanchuan felt that Murong Shi should be making a scary face right now, she wasn't afraid!
Xu Chuanchuan always found herself overwhelmed whenever she conversed with Murong Shi. Now that she finally got to get back at the other party, she couldn't help but feel happy.
Without allowing Murong Shi to retaliate, Xu Chuanchuan unilaterally ended the call. Then, she resumed making her tea in a happy mood.
After washing the tea leaves, Xu Chuanchuan found that the water still hadn't boiled. While she was waiting for the water to boil, someone slapped her shoulder and yelled into her ear, "Little Xu!"
Xu Chuanchuan was given a fright. Subsequently, the cup in her hands fell to the ground and shattered into pieces.
The person who surprised Xu Chuanchuan was Chen Lina.
Chen Lina never expected Xu Chuanchuan to have such an intense reaction. While picking up the shattered glass, she apologized, saying, "Sorry, sorry. I saw you were smirking all by yourself, so I thought to prank you a little."
Xu Chuanchuan had been thinking about Murong Shi's reaction after she hung up, so she had been a little distracted.
"I'll buy you a new cup tomorrow."
"No, no, you don't need to do that. I still have a plastic thermos cup on my desk."
With an embarrassed look on her face, Chen Lina said, "I'm really sorry, Little Xu."
The disposable cups in the pantry weren't suitable for making tea, so Xu Chuanchuan had no choice but to return to her office to get her thermos. However, when she passed by Murong Shi's office again, she couldn't help but glance at the door with a guilty feeling.
However, as if the door was sensor operated, it suddenly opened at this time!
Upon seeing this, Xu Chuanchuan's first reaction was to—run!
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Read it, or else. :)
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Pantsu Hero Alice (PHA)
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Miss Cousin is Always Busy (MCAB)(Yuri, Quick Transmigration)